Art

We constantly arrange art and photo exhibitions of Russian artists, significant events or prominent people

Cultural Exchange

We organizing interactive events where we try to bring visitors closer to Russian culture and mentalit

Evening Meetups

It is socially oriented events where in an informal atmosphere you can meet new people

Featured Events

Musical evening with maestro Hans Graf

October 22, 2019, 7:30pm

Once again we are happy to welcome maestro Hans Graf  to the Russian Cultural Center! 

The former Artistic Director of Houston Symphony will talk about piano transcriptions of orchestra works by Russian composers.

Also in the program:
P. Tchaikovsky – Concert Suite from The Nutcracker (Piano Solo) arranged by Mikhail Pletnev
Performer: Artem Kuznetsov, piano

13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase

November 4-8, 2019

 

Russian Cultural Center is pleased to present its 13th Annual Russian Documentary Showcase “Images of Russia”. It will be held in Houston, Dallas, College Station, and Lubbock in collaboration with six Texas universities: University of Houston, Texas Southern University, University of North Texas – Denton, UT – Arlington, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech University.

We proudly announce the movies that we show this year: Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Mansky, and The Red Soul  by Jessica Gorter.

Musical Evening "The Great Russian Americans"

November 23, 2019 at 6:00pm CST

Vocal masterpieces of composers – immigrants.
In the program:
Art Songs by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Alexander Gretchaninov, Igor Stravinsky, Arthur Lourié, Lazar Weiner, Irving Berlin and Dmitry Tyomkin on Russian, Yiddish, and English texts.

Performers: Mikhail Smigelski, bass – baritone, Maria Lyapkova, piano

Operatic bass-baritone and conductor Mikhail Smigelski enjoys a career of vast and various genres, including opera, oratorio, early music, musical theatre, and contemporary music. As a soloist, Mr. Smigelski has performed on the world most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, Saint Petersburg’s and Moscow’s Philharmonias, Berliner Philharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, and has collaborated with established European and American opera.

Maria Lyapkova enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing on modern piano, harpsichord, and piano. She has appeared at music festivals around the world, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, the National Music Festival, and the Texas String Camp & Festival in the United States, “Spotlight on Young Musicians” in France, the “Music of Norway” Concert Series in Norway/Russia, and “Pentatonic” in Russia.

Art Exhibition "Bright Flashes"

November 15, 2019 at 7:30pm CST – December 31, 2019

Paintings (oil and acrylic) by young Houston artist Andrei Osipov.

Andrei has always been drawn to the visual medium. Even as a child, he saw visual patterns in all surrounding things. Since Andrey started taking representational painting art classes at the age of 13, the art became a major driving force for him.


Opening Reception and meeting with the artist:
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.


All artworks are available for sale.

Admission is FREE!

Qi Gong

We are resuming Qi Gong classes at the Cultural Center! Avery Monday at 7 pm, 2337 Bissonet.
Instructor – Larisa Ermishina. Hope to see you tonight!

Qi Gong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training.